Summary of 101 Tips for Telecommuters

Successfully Manage Your Work, Team, Technology and Family

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101 Tips for Telecommuters book summary
Working at home in your pajamas takes more than a hot computer: why you still need direction, motivation, routines, discipline, and, yes, childcare.


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Debra A. Dinnocenzo has written a friendly, informal and sometimes humorous book for people who are or want to become telecommuters. Using her firsthand experiences, the author covers a broad range of tricky issues that telecommuters face, including finding the right technology and coping with myths people hold about working from home. She provides practical information and tips you can really use. If you are a telecommuter, telemanager or home-based worker, her handbook will help you increase your skills and productivity. If you are considering becoming a telecommuter, it will tell you exactly what to expect and how you can make the transition to this new way of working. getAbstract recommends Dinnocenzo’s book to those who are telecommuting, or plan to do so.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How to determine whether your lifestyle is suitable for telecommuting,
  • Why organization is absolutely essential for successful telecommuting, and
  • How to balance work and family in your new career.


Telecommuting will probably save you from a long, frustrating commute every morning and evening, and it may give you greater flexibility to spend your time with your family. Your work attire may even be soft slippers and an old housecoat.

Although telecommuting...
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About the Author

Debra A. Dinnocenzo has ten years of firsthand experience as a telecommuter and as senior vice president of marketing for Learning International, a sales performance and training company. She is the founder of ALLearnatives, a company that provides learning tools and resources for telecommuters and telemanagers.

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